macOS 12 Monterey

macOS 12 Monterey is now available!

New features and how to upgrade

Apple announces macOS Monterey

macOS 12 Monterey, Apple's latest OS announced back in June 2021, is now available!

The main new features include:

  • Safari redesign: Featuring a new (optional) tab bar design and Tab Groups functionality.
  • Facetime upgrades: Improved audio and video clarity. SharePlay lets you share music and video.
  • Universal Control: Connect your iPad to your Mac and use your mouse across both screens.
  • Shortcuts: now on Mac, this works just like on iPhone and iPad.
  • Notes: Quick Notes lets you take quick notes system wide. Collaboration improvements.
  • Airplay to Mac: Share your iPhone or iPad to your Mac display
  • Privacy enhancements.

For a more complete breakdown of the new features check out our previous, here, or Apple's site, here.

How to Upgrade

Can your Mac run macOS Monterey?

MacBook Air
Early 2015 and later

MacBook Pro
Early 2015 and later

Early 2016 and later

Mac mini
Late 2014 and later

Mac Pro
Late 2013

macOS Monterey is compatible with the majority of Macs that were able to run macOS Big Sur. Support for some of the older MacBook Air and iMacs from 2013 and 2014 will no longer be supported, however these can still run macOS Big Sur.

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